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    Alloy Wheel Refurbishment - Warrington Area

    As per the title really - any recommendations for refurbishment of loose wheels in the Warrington/North Cheshire/South Lancs area?

    The wheels are not in need of a great deal of work, just the usual little rash marks and don't need any truing orcrack repairs etc.

    Suggestions?
    WAS : TDI 75 SE 2001 (Little Tank)
    NOW : TDi 90 Sport, OpenSky, Winter Pack, ISOfix, fogs, climate, full electric glass, RNS-E, IceLink, Audi BT phone & Mk2 TT seats! Morimoto HID, Pentagon Supaglass, black headlining, cruise & Audi PDC, GALA, S-style mirrors & TT road and steering wheels.(The NEW Tank).

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    Michael, I used Prestige Wheels in Stockport, not quite the area you have specified
    http://www.prestigewheels.co.uk
    The workshop is out in Furness Vale but they have a Depot off Hillgate, Stockport where cars can be dropped
    Last December they had a Facebook 10% offer, which I took advantage of
    Andrew


    1.4 TDI 90bhp (ATL) SE '54 plate, OpenSky #2

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    Thanks for the recommendation Andrew - always good to hear first hand. What sort of prices are we talking these days for a refurb? I'm thinking that it sounds like the same place that Stockport Audi used to use for their body repairs, near Hempshaw Lane.
    WAS : TDI 75 SE 2001 (Little Tank)
    NOW : TDi 90 Sport, OpenSky, Winter Pack, ISOfix, fogs, climate, full electric glass, RNS-E, IceLink, Audi BT phone & Mk2 TT seats! Morimoto HID, Pentagon Supaglass, black headlining, cruise & Audi PDC, GALA, S-style mirrors & TT road and steering wheels.(The NEW Tank).

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    I had have several sets done at "The Wheel Specialist" in Manchester.
    Good attention to detail.
    Reasonable price.
    Highly recommended!

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    Simon, I have heard very good things about The Wheel Specialist, Prestige Wheels are a bit more convenient for me.
    Michael, I think a back to metal refurb at Prestige Wheels was around £75/wheel (Dec-2016); The Wheel Specialist charged about the same. Both had Facebook discounts just before Christmas.

    Andrew
    PS they do only wheels, not bodywork: they are at the top of Hillgate near the junction with the A6
    PPS for body work, I have been told this place cannot be bettered: Finesse Auto Bodies, Hope Street, Hazel Grove; thankfully haven’t had to use them
    Last edited by andrewparkeruk; 05-12-2017 at 12:02 PM.


    1.4 TDI 90bhp (ATL) SE '54 plate, OpenSky #2

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    Ive just had a quote from a mobile alloy wheel repair specialist. He quoted £40 a wheel which I didn't think was bad...... perhaps another option to consider.
    Cherry Red Tdi 90

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special edition View Post
    Ive just had a quote from a mobile alloy wheel repair specialist. He quoted £40 a wheel which I didn't think was bad...... perhaps another option to consider.
    If the wheels aren't in too bad a condition then the mobile service is a real option.

    They are cheaper because they just focus on the face of the wheel and a proper refurb would (should) involve an acid bath strip and refurbs the inside and inner wheel areas too.

    If your wheel rims are in good condition and will hold air well enough then the mobile option is worth considering.

    Steve B
    2003 FSI Sport in Violet Silver (LY4W), 85k miles, ex-Motorshow car 2002. Well specced, RNS-D, OSS (working) Red leather sport heated seats with 3 seat bench. Being restored to original spec

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    Mobile repairers will only offer a wheel facia service typically Dave. A light sand and minor fill and repair, light scuffs, and a few coats of paint and lacquer. The benefit of going to a wheel specialist’s premises, if you choose the right one, is that they will chemically strip the wheel back and can perform larger repairs. You’ll get the whole wheel treated this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Special edition View Post
    Ive just had a quote from a mobile alloy wheel repair specialist. He quoted £40 a wheel which I didn't think was bad...... perhaps another option to consider.
    Now:
    1.6 FSI SE [2004] - Cobalt Blue

    Open-sky system, climate control, heated platinum leather sports seats, unique professionally tailored sports steering wheel, all-round electric windows, cruise control, full DIS, komfortblinker, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, /S-line gear lever, TT pedals, front stowage tray, rear cup holder centre console, heated mirrors, HIDs, LEDs, OEM mud-flaps, collapsible spare wheel & retro-fitted mounting bracket, ScanGauge, 17" BBS multi-spoke alloy wheels (Summer), refurbished OEM SE 16" 6 spoke alloy wheels (Winter).

    Was:
    1.4 TDI [75] 'Special Edition' [2005] - Akoya Silver

    1.4 Petrol 'Special Edition' [2004] - Silver
    [Mrs C's]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES-JVFNwFV4

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    Great minds Steve... Iíll leave that famous saying right there.
    Now:
    1.6 FSI SE [2004] - Cobalt Blue

    Open-sky system, climate control, heated platinum leather sports seats, unique professionally tailored sports steering wheel, all-round electric windows, cruise control, full DIS, komfortblinker, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, /S-line gear lever, TT pedals, front stowage tray, rear cup holder centre console, heated mirrors, HIDs, LEDs, OEM mud-flaps, collapsible spare wheel & retro-fitted mounting bracket, ScanGauge, 17" BBS multi-spoke alloy wheels (Summer), refurbished OEM SE 16" 6 spoke alloy wheels (Winter).

    Was:
    1.4 TDI [75] 'Special Edition' [2005] - Akoya Silver

    1.4 Petrol 'Special Edition' [2004] - Silver
    [Mrs C's]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES-JVFNwFV4

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    Thanks all for the suggestions. Quite stunned at around £70 per wheel for dipping and repainting - thats more than twice what each wheel cost in the first place!!.

    It'll be an after-Xmas thing now so I'll see if there's any offers on in the new year, although I can't do facetube offers as I won't participate in Zuckerberg's data gathering experiment.
    WAS : TDI 75 SE 2001 (Little Tank)
    NOW : TDi 90 Sport, OpenSky, Winter Pack, ISOfix, fogs, climate, full electric glass, RNS-E, IceLink, Audi BT phone & Mk2 TT seats! Morimoto HID, Pentagon Supaglass, black headlining, cruise & Audi PDC, GALA, S-style mirrors & TT road and steering wheels.(The NEW Tank).

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